• @peachyogurt LOL...I definitely hear ya about Chinese employers! I actually had an employee (she's Chinese) who worked for a Chinese company for many years and was consistently jipped out of overtime pay, to the point that she thought it was normal to not get paid for OT...so when she started working for our company, she would always try to not claim OT because 1) she thought it was the "right" thing to do and 2) she thought she would get yelled at for claiming OT (which is what happened at her previous company). I told her it was illegal to not pay OT when it is rightfully due and explained our state's labor laws to her but also told her that if she ever tried to do that again (not claim OT) and thereby put our company at risk, I would fire her on the spot. Needless to say, she never did it again. Anyway, to tie this back to the topic at hand -- this is one reason why I get so pissed when TVB takes advantage of their artists the way they do. And to someone else's point, I don't think there are labor laws in HK or if there are, they are obviously not enforced -- case in point...look at what happened to ATV's employees. It's still unfathomable to me how a company can get away with not paying majority of their employees for 4 months straight (and it was later revealed that for some employees, it was more like 6 months to a year in backwages that they were owed!) and not have any repercussion dealt to them other than having their broadcasting license taken away (which technically was for other reasons unrelated to not paying employees). Back to this article....of course, we will never know whether the "numbers" reported in this article are true or not, but that still doesn't dismiss the fact that TVB is screwed up when it comes to the way they manage their artists' salaries (and the way they manage their business overall).
  • @peachyogurt @happybi ROTLF!! You are too funny! The HK version of Hana Yori Dango Should be titled: F4: 20 Years Later.